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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Oct 30, 2008 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a way to apply an eqilizer to streaming?

I thought you were referring to winamp, I agree windows media player is pretty good for corporate melancholly.

Itunes IMHO is the dirge of freedom and a DRM laden consumerist tool of the oligarchy of elitist snobbery. The same thing that motivated me to start a netlabel and give away free music.

Winamp for me anyway, goes in the same category as real player... it looks cheesy and the only cool thing about it was the MOD player plugin I found that played some old commodore 64 chiptunes I had from the days of 5.25 inch double sided floppies in all their 8 bit goodness.

Apple products notoriously set all your default file associations to their application for instance, the only reason I would open an AIFF file would be to convert it to a wav in cool edit to use in my DAW or my sampler, paax2 by the way- best free sampler VST, but guess what instead of opening up cool edit when I clicked a moog C#4 multisample I get the cheesy quicktime app. Anyway, I installed the dreaded quicktime (before I found a freeware video file converter )that won't let you save your own files without buying it and it keeps hijacking my preferred list of apps for different files.

I have also heard horror stories about itunes and DRM and turning your files into nonportable copyprotected ones regardless of where they came from. That is just my opinion and is not an attack on you by the way. Ask pablo about DRM he used to be an avid anit DRM activist before he was blacklisted as an anti communist.

This post was modified by NoiseCollector on 2008-10-30 16:08:08

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Poster: spacedface Date: Oct 30, 2008 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a way to apply an eqilizer to streaming?

iTunes is good as an organizer and converter, but a pain as an interface to a player.

I prefer Creative and other MP3 players that just use the OS file system. Those player don't care if you are commie or thief.